Film Submissions

The Brussels Independent Film Festival accepts all forms and genres: short films, medium length films, feature films, drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, ... Go to our Filmfreeway listing to enter your film.


SUBMISSIONS

The Brussels Independent Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. However, TV, theatrical, online video, other festival, or other distribution outlets that run concurrently or in the same month of the festival may not be eligible for screening. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Brussels Independent Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Brussels Independent Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Brussels Independent Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Brussels Independent Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the Brussels Independent Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Brussels Independent Film Week. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Brussels Independent Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The filmmaker holds the Brussels Independent Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

2018 Official Selection
& Screening Schedule

Admission is free of charge in both the Atomium (Atomiumsquare, 1020 Brussels)
and Cinema Galeries (Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Brussels).




Sunday, February 11 // 10:00-12:00 // Atomium, room ‘Waterkeyn 2’
Sunday, February 11 // 12:30-14:30 // Atomium, room ‘Waterkeyn 2’
Sunday, February 11 // 15:00-17:00 // Atomium, room ‘Waterkeyn 2’
Tuesday, February 13 // 19:00-21:00 // Cinema Galeries Studio
Wednesday, February 14 // 19:00-21:00 // Cinema Galeries Studio
Thursday, February 15 // 19:00-21:00 // Cinema Galeries Studio
Friday, February 16 // 19:00-21:00 // Cinema Galeries Studio
Saturday, February 17 // 21:00-23:00 // Cinema Galeries Theatre 2
Sunday, February 18 // 21:00-23:00 // Cinema Galeries Theatre 2
Iranian Cinema Focus // January 18 - February 18 // Cinema Galeries

Selected from more than 2.000 submissions from 23 countries, the selected films include world premieres, European premieres and lots of Belgian premieres. The selected films will compete for the following awards: Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Narrative Short Film, Best Documentary Short Film, Best Animated Film, Best Experimental Film and Best Belgian Film.